Despite the fact that this bar has been around for close to 15 years, it’s still one of Paris’ most sought after entries. Mathis Bar is the little black door that everyone looks for when they’re in town – packed with A-listers who get a knowing wink as they pass through the entrance into this tiny but luxuriously plush space in the uber-sexy Hotel Mathis. Entourages are as discouraged as normality, and the up close and personal atmosphere and boudoir dressing adds a raw sexuality to the place.
If you’re after admission, arrive early and look the part. Try the non-descript door just beside the hotel’s entrance and see if you can butter up Gerard, the owner.